29 November, 2015

DTTG Workshop 2017

It passed my attention but now I noticed the first announcement for the next and 7th international DTTG (German-Austrian-Swiss Clay Group) Workshop on qualitative and quantitative analysis of clays and clay minerals to be held in at the University of Greiswald, February 20th to 27th 2017. Georg Grathoff and Lawrence Warr will be the organisers, whom I met at several occasions and they are both great clay scientists. The announcement comes way ahead of time but I can recommend this workshop whole-heartedly. It is extremely popular and places will fill-up fast. I have been lucky enough to personally participate in the 5th DTTG Workshop 2013 at the KIT Karlsruhe. It was great! Having all the people you usually only know from paper titles concentrated for a week into one room makes for an excellent atmosphere of knowlege transfer, networking with other clay science PhD students, and great conversations! I have also been to Greifswald some years ago, and it is a quiet but very nice town located at the Baltic Sea. Well worth a visit!

The course summary from the DTTG website:
The workshop focuses on the needs of graduate students and PhD students in the field of clay science. The workshop is also open for scientists and people working in industry who are interested in clay science. The workshop will be consist of theoretical lectures and laboratory exercises. Therefore, the number of participants is limited to 15 persons.

Topics of the workshop are: Different aspects of XRD of clay minerals including QPA with the Rietveld method, physicochemical properties of clay minerals and their quantification (CEC, charge, surface), simultaneous thermal analysis, aspects of sorption, as well as the application of electron microscopy and infrared spectroscopy in clay research.

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